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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays

Albert Camus


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PUBLISHED: 31st August 1995
ISBN: 9780679764014
ANNOTATION:
The author's personal beliefs and his reactions to the major issues of his lifetime are reflected in these selected writings.
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  • Paperback
    $30.10
PUBLISHED: 31st August 1995
ISBN: 9780679764014
ANNOTATION:
The author's personal beliefs and his reactions to the major issues of his lifetime are reflected in these selected writings.

Annotation

The author's personal beliefs and his reactions to the major issues of his lifetime are reflected in these selected writings.

Publisher Description

In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War. Resistance, Rebellion and Death displays Camus' rigorous moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century: The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of Sisyphus.

Author Biography

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He spent the early years of his life in North Africa, where he worked at various jobs--in a weather bureau, in an automobile supply firm, in a shipping company--to help pay for his courses at the University of Algiers. He went on to become a journalist, and from 1935 to 1938 he ran the Theatre de l'Equipe, a theatrical company that produced plays by Malraux, Gide, Synge, Dostoyevsky, and others. During World War II he was one of the leading writers of the French Resistance and editor of Combat, then an important underground newspaper. His fiction, incl

Review

"Resistance, Rebellion, and Death bears witness to the passionately scrupulous sense of responsibility which made Camus the kind of man and the kind of writer he was." --The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

Author
Albert Camus
Short Title
RESISTANCE REBELLION & DEATH
Language
English
Translator
Justin O'Brien
ISBN-10
0679764011
ISBN-13
9780679764014
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1995
Publication Date
1995-08-31
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Vintage International (Paperback)
Residence
FR
Pages
288
Publisher
Vintage